British Photographer Wins Settlement

Photographer Andrew Handley won a £5K (about $3,200) settlement from British police after an incident where he was arrested and jailed for eight hours after taking photos of a car accident in 2007. Handley was photographing the accident in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire for his job as photographer for the MKNews.

UK law states that the police are not to disrupt or prevent the media from taking photographs, so this was a clear violation. Handley’s police record has now been deleted.

Article from the British Journal of Photography and National Union of Journalists

2 Responses to “British Photographer Wins Settlement”

  1. 1 Tengo January 5, 2010 at 6:21 am

    One would hope that the police involved would get a demerit, a note in their file, mandatory retraining, a warning throughout their precinct — SOMETHING.

  2. 2 Roger Krueger January 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    You did your £ -> $ conversion backwards, the pound is worth more than the dollar so the amount should go up.

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